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Calls To Abolish ICE Getting Louder

Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Los Angeles arrest fo...

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Above: Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Los Angeles arrest foreign nationals on Feb. 7, 2017.

The Effort To Abolish ICE

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Art Castañares, publisher, La Prensa

Ruben Navarrette, political commentator

Transcript

The call to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is gaining traction with some Democratic leaders.

After the recent victory of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, who made abolishing ICE a cornerstone of her campaign, a group of progressive House Democrats have introduced a bill to abolish ICE and House Republicans say they plan to bring it to the floor for a vote this month.

Deportation raids conducted by ICE agents and the recent outcry over the separation of immigrant families, handled partly by ICE, has led to many questions about the ethics and competency of the agency.

But is it enough to convince the American people to abolish the agency?

Art Castañares, publisher of La Prensa, a bilingual weekly newspaper in San Diego and political commentator Ruben Navarrette, discuss the push to abolish ICE Monday on Midday Edition.

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